By Prince Dornu-Leiku: The countdown is almost over and the much awaited bout in Ghana featuring Richard Commey against Bilal Mohammed will go ahead on Friday despite the postponement of the main bill they were anticipating to fight on.
The two Ghanaian boxers who have been training very hard for this rumble meet for the IBF Continental Africa Lightweight Crown this Friday, March 8 in Accra amid the expected presence of IBF Africa President, Onesmo Ngowi on the fight night now christened ‘moment of truth’ barely 48 hours after the country’s independence day celebrations.
Hitherto scheduled to be an undercard of Fresh King Entertainment’s promotion of former world champion, Joseph King Kong Agbeko’s IBO Bantamweight title fight against Luis Melendez of Colombia, the Commey-Bilal showdown has to be re-organised by Michael Amoo-Bediako Sr’s UK based Streetwise Management following the postponement of Agbeko’s fight to March 22.
But Amoo-Bediako has swung into action and working assiduously to stage this bout involving two of Ghana’s best boxing talents in the fistic sport, 100% record Commey (14-0, 14 KOs) and the experienced Bilal (24-5, 20 KOs) billed for the Will Power Boxing Gym, City Engineers, James Town in Accra on Friday night.
Amoo-Bediako anticipates a successful event which will set in motion many more events of its kind. Living in London in the UK and operating a network of sporting events including health clinics and fitness gyms across Europe, he has invested a lot of money by moving Richard Commey to Europe to sharpen his boxing skills in the bid to churn out a new Ghanaian world boxing champion.
“We have managed to make last minute arrangements to keep the show to its original date so as to keep everyone happy especially the boxers who have trained hard for this date and the people who have made special arrangements to be in Ghana on the 8th March 2013,” Amoo-Bediako told the Ghana-based website www.sportsinghana.com from his UK base.